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A22 Toll Road 15th April

Old Oct 3rd 2011, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by lagosguy View Post
Looks like the plans are still being finalised. Apparently no tolls on the A22 before the end of the year; but none of the previously announced concessions or discounts either.

http://sol.sapo.pt/inicio/Sociedade/...ntent_id=29217

You just have to love the idiots who run the country. They introduce tolls on roads which were supposed to be free. Result: a 50% reduction in usage. Response: cancel the concessions and discounts in order to raise more money. Inevitable result: even more motorists will be forced off, or choose to avoid, the SCUTs. The anticipated the income will drop even more, and, in the case of the A22, the cost of accidents, deaths, injuries and routine maintenance on the N125 will rise dramatically.

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http://britishexpats.com/forum/showp...&postcount=145


and the thread

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...709700&page=30
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Old Oct 7th 2011, 3:26 pm
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Hi

It says in the Resident that the toll's will start on the 15th of October.
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Old Oct 7th 2011, 3:32 pm
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Sorry, It says MAY start on the 15th of october. That's me using the N125 to get to Tavira then. Please drive carefully.
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Old Oct 8th 2011, 2:54 pm
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Any news on the protest today?

Did it happen....?

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This morning on the tv news it confirmed that the tolls will be implemented this month but no specific date was mentioned.
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Old Oct 13th 2011, 4:00 pm
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This morning on the tv news it confirmed that the tolls will be implemented this month but no specific date was mentioned.
Any news yet...?

Ive got to go to Tavira on Sunday and Vila Sol Monday.. could be an expensive journey ??

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Old Oct 13th 2011, 4:24 pm
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Traffic volume collapses up north after the introduction of the tolls: http://algarvedailynews.com/news/481...roads-up-north
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That is very interesting. I'm not sure if they will be able to take the cars off tourists who don't pay when they have left the country
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Old Oct 20th 2011, 9:58 am
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looks like the tolls on A22 delayed indefinitely according to Algarve news, "as N125 not good enought to take extra volume of traffic"!
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That is very interesting. I'm not sure if they will be able to take the cars off tourists who don't pay when they have left the country
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Seems a bit disproportionate for a max 120Euro fine, they'd never make it stick in any court in Europe.
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Seems a bit disproportionate for a max 120Euro fine, they'd never make it stick in any court in Europe.
I would have thought that it is stupid enough risking a fine of €120 (though I thought the fine was much less), just to avoid a toll that might well be less than €1, let alone risking losing your car for failing to pay the fine.

I would assume that after they've sold your car to pay the unpaid tolls and fines they will give you back the change (maybe less a modest fee) so it's not really disproportionate, just fair.
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looks like the tolls on A22 delayed indefinitely according to Algarve news, "as N125 not good enought to take extra volume of traffic"!
What´s your source? Do you have a link ?
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What´s your source? Do you have a link ?
Source is the Algarve News

Tolls on the Via do Infante (A22) will no longer be charged from the end of this month, the last deadline given by an increasingly chaotic administration. The Government has not completed the legislative process, said the Secretary of State for Public Works, at a meeting of Algarve's mayors today, and there are big questions over the EN125's suitability to act as the alternative route across the Algarve.

Correia Macarius, Mayor of Faro and the president of the Association of Municipalities of the Algarve, reported after the meeting that the tolls on the Via do Infante, though inevitable, will take some more time.

The meeting had been addressed by the Secretary of State for Public Works, in which the mayors had expressed concern with the information already given by the Government which had assured the public that the tolls will be implemented on the A22 this month, despite the EN125 not having been upgraded and recategorised.

Macarius called for an explanation as to the true situation on the upgrading the EN125 across the Algarve saying “I have said and I repeat that it is essential and urgent that this work is done because any introduction of tolls on the Via do Infante will generate more traffic on the N125.” Correia expressed deep concern that this essential upgrade work has not been completed.

The Minister reaffirmed the Government’s intention to review the maintenance and upgrade contracts for the N125 but claimed "that the country has no money," and that the review of contracts "is not yet closed."

The tolls on the Via do Infante, will therefore be delayed past the end of October, the minister admitted at the meeting of mayors. The legal procedures and the necessary legislation have not been completed so the start date has yet to be announced.

This is somewhat at odds with the Minister of Economy, Labour, Transport, Public Works & Communications, Alvaro Santos Pereira's announcement to a Parliamentary Commission stating only 6 days ago, that the Government will start the toll charging system on SCUT roads by the ‘end of the month’.

These delays should enable a full and definitive explanation of the charging systems to be disseminated and the transponders to become widely available"
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Originally Posted by RichardHenshall View Post
I would have thought that it is stupid enough risking a fine of €120 (though I thought the fine was much less), just to avoid a toll that might well be less than €1, let alone risking losing your car for failing to pay the fine.

I would assume that after they've sold your car to pay the unpaid tolls and fines they will give you back the change (maybe less a modest fee) so it's not really disproportionate, just fair.
If its a rental car the hire company will deduct it from you card and no doubt add on an administration fee.
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Originally Posted by bejaboz View Post
Source is the Algarve News

Tolls on the Via do Infante (A22) will no longer be charged from the end of this month, th............ ............ging systems to be disseminated and the transponders to become widely available"
Thanks, from this site? http://thealgarvenews.com/
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